CFOs Are Not Looking To Hire Millennials

Geography: United States Research Source: Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 60% of U.S. Chief Financial Advisors say their firms are not looking focusing on attracting millennial employees. 53% of CFOs feel that millennials are less loyal to the company. 46% believe millennials exhibit too much entitlement in the workplace. Recommendations: While issues with hiring […]

Optimism In Future Careers Decreases With Age

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 68% of students in 5th grade, strongly believe the statement “I know I will find a good job after I graduate.” 49% of students between 10th and 12th grades strongly agree with the same statement. 17% drop in optimism for future jobs in boys compared to a 24% […]

Over Half Of Senior Workers Plan Delayed Retirement

Geography: United States Research Source: CareerBuilder —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 53% of workers age 60 or older are delaying retirement. 78% attribute the delay to household financial situations. 81% report that after retiring they will likely work part-time. 57% of private sector employers plan on hiring senior workers in 2015. Recommendations: Despite the economic recovery, most senior workers are […]

Millennials Prefer Companies With Cause Work

Geography: United States Research Source: Achieve —Date: May 2014 —Findings: 92% of millennial employees believe they are actively contributing to their company having a positive effect on the world. 63% state that the company’s community initiatives or involvement in cause work did not factor into their search for a job. 55% said that after achieving an interview, the mention of […]

Millennials And Boomers Share Leadership Preferences

Geography: United States Research Source: IBM —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 50% of the workforce will be made up of millennials by 2020. 35% of boomers and millennials most want a boss who is ethical, fair and transparent with information. 27% of millennials never use their personal social media for business reasons. Recommendations: Nicknamed the “me generation,” millennials often […]

HR Believes That Baby Boomers Don’t Benefit From Work Flex Programs

Geography: United States Research Source: WorkplaceTrends.com & CareerArc —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 62% of HR professionals believe that Gen X benefits most from their workplace flexibility programs, versus 35% for Gen Y and only 3% for baby boomers. Recommendations: Companies believe that baby boomers don’t require flexibility yet have to make flexibility available for all generations. […]

Less Than One Third Of Employees Feel Engaged At Work

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 31.5% of employees reported being engaged at their work place in 2014. 51% reported they were not engaged. 17.5% reported being actively disengaged. 42.2% of traditionalists reported being engaged. 28.9% of millennials reported being engaged. Recommendations: Despite the fact that the engagement level for employees in the U.S. […]

Millennials View The Tech, Media and Telecom Sectors As Most Valuable

Geography: Global —Research Source: Deloitte —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 24% of millennial men and 13% of women ranked the technology, media and telecommunications sector as the one to provide the most valuable skills and sector to work in. 33% of millennials view the leadership skill as being the skill they can develop the most in the […]

Millennial Men More Interested In Leadership Roles

Geography: Global —Research Source: Deloitte —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 59% of millennial men would like to secure the top job within their organization versus 47% of women. 27% of millennial men rate their leadership skills as strong versus 21% of women. 34% of millennial women said that as leaders they would emphasize employee growth and development […]

Gen Y’s Primary Source Of News Is Online Websites

Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & Elite Daily —Date: January 2015 —Findings: —35% of Gen Y’s say that online-only websites are their primary source for news. —20% said that newspapers or TV websites are their primary source for news. —14% said that links from Facebook are their primary source of news. —Fewer than […]